Serratus Anterior Insufficiency?...Try Taping it!


This taping technique can be quite effective on some patients with impingement syndrome related to insufficient scapular upward rotation.

The serratus anterior (SA) is the most effective muscle for producing scapular upward rotation during arm elevation; unfortunately it is often insufficient in patients with shoulder dysfunctions.

Here is a great taping technique for facilitating SA.

Note: Start from ABOVE the inferior angle of the scapula and pull the tape around the ribs. The patient requires to maintain the arm in 100�-110� abduction while the tape is being put on.

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Posted on: January 24, 2003

Categories: Shoulder

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